I’m excited to announce I will be publishing a new textbook, Remixing and Drawing: Sources, Influences, and Styles with Routledge. The contract has been signed, and now the process of wrapping up the text and securing image rights begins! (I’m going to be a little crazy for the rest of the year, just a heads up…)
For this book, remixing is defined as combining various works, or elements of works, to create something new. It introduces students to a wide-ranging timeline of related topics such as appropriation, cultural misappropriation, readymades, collage, photomontage, cut-up method of writing, assemblage, pop art, etc. The goal of the book is to help students understand and execute a comprehensive survey of their own sources, influences, and styles with emphasis on a central repeated assignment: “Copy/Synthesize/Morph” (see sample illustration above).
The content and format of the book is based on a drawing class I have been developing since its first iteration in 2010 (thanks also to classes in 2013 and 2017). I also presented on this subject at the 2014 CAA Conference.
I just learned that one of my works included in the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Permanent Collection will be on display for the next month in Omaha! If you’re in the Nebraska area, please stop by.
The exhibit will feature works by over fifty visual artists and several writers and composers who have spent time creating work at the KHN program in Nebraska City. KHN Director, Holly McAdams Olson, will share a presentation with current KHN artists on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 7-8 p.m. in the Gallery. The presentation is part of the UNO’s Friends of Art Willson Lecture Series and is also free and open to the public.
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residents Exhibition
August 25-September 28, 2017
Uno Art Gallery
in the Weber Fine Arts Building,
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Appointments are available at other times for individuals and groups. Please call or e-mail to arrange a time.
My recent series of videos, What It Takes, which I created while in residence at Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, will be featured in Cornered, an exhibition of recent work by members of EyeSplice Collective at WonderRoot in Atlanta.
Sept 8 – Oc 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Sept 8, 2017
982 Memorial Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Runners, a series of collages I made while I was at Kimmel Harding Nelson Residency, will be featured in Parsing, an exhibition of collage-related works by EyeSplice Collective members at Howard County Arts Council in Maryland.
Sept 1 – Oc 13, 2017
Gallery hours: M-F 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-4PM, Sun 12-4PM
Opening Sept 6, 6:30–9pm
Howard County Arts Council
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-ARTS (2787) TDD 711